In face of all this, what is there left to say? If God is for us, who can be against us? He that did not hesitate to spare his own Son but gave him up for us all—can we not trust such a God to give us, with him, everything else that we can need? (JBP)
There is much in our world that is against us. Much that constitutes a threat or a worry. There are people who may even be hostile or indifferent to us. We may at times feel everything and everyone is against us.
Those who have embraced the mercy of Jesus and are thus right with God need not have that concern about God himself. He is not some purse-lipped deity frowning at our immaturity and inconstancy. He is not just itching to hurl thunderbolts of judgement in our direction.
His rightful anger against sin has been dealt with on the cross when Jesus absorbed all that evil could throw at him. We may face lots of threats and lots of opposition. Not all our human relationships will be healthy and functional. But God remains faithful. He has accepted us into his forever family. He is not our threat and he is not our opposition.
If I were to be asked to sum up the good news of Christianity in a sentence, it just might be this: God loves me—Jesus proves it.
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